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Offline lylo

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Re: Using a grain bag for the mash......in the boil kettle.
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2011, 07:55:01 PM »
Holy crap,what a bunch of ladies.Can't lift a 20lb bag of grain 2 feet! ::)You don't even have to lift it,just stir occasionally while you ramp up to mash out temp,leave for 10 minutes and pull the bag.For a few extra efficiency points you can drain or squeeze the bag and add the runnings back to the kettle while ramping to boil temps.Check out http://www.biabrewer.info/index.php   An easy way to get into all grain without all the elitist 3v gear!
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Re: Using a grain bag for the mash......in the boil kettle.
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2011, 02:29:41 AM »
I think it's not the lift, but the holding it up while it drains.

Or maybe you're just extraordinarily strong.

Btw, some of them may be ladies.  A lot of great brewers are. ;)
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Re: Using a grain bag for the mash......in the boil kettle.
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2011, 02:39:33 AM »
I think it's not the lift, but the holding it up while it drains.

Or maybe you're just extraordinarily strong.

Btw, some of them may be ladies.  A lot of great brewers are. ;)

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Re: Using a grain bag for the mash......in the boil kettle.
« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2011, 02:44:12 AM »
I think it's not the lift, but the holding it up while it drains.

Or maybe you're just extraordinarily strong.

Btw, some of them may be ladies.  A lot of great brewers are. ;)

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Re: Using a grain bag for the mash......in the boil kettle.
« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2011, 09:47:57 AM »
An easy way to get into all grain without all the elitist 3v gear!
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Re: Using a grain bag for the mash......in the boil kettle.
« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2011, 10:15:49 AM »

When did a cooler with a toilet hose become "elitist"?

5, maybe 10 minutes ago ;D
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Re: Using a grain bag for the mash......in the boil kettle.
« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2011, 10:19:13 AM »
An easy way to get into all grain without all the elitist 3v gear!
"3v"? 3 vessel?  
I think the only difference between my cheap-o cooler set up is that I spent about $30 total on a cooler, a stopper, a nylon valve and a braid.  There have certainly been times in my life when I couldn't spare the $30, but I wouldn't consider that elitist.

On the other hand, I was able to get into all grain brewing thanks to the bargain nature of the cooler set-up.  If BIAB had been around then, I'm sure I would have tried that first for the simplicity and the fact that I could have made a few small batches for the $2 that a paint strainer bag would set me back.  I really like the idea of any method that allows brewers to take that first step into all grain as easily as possible.
When did a cooler with a toilet hose become "elitist"?
"Water supply line", please!  ;D Toilet hose always reminds me of that scene in "Christmas Vacation" when Randy Quaid is emptying the camper storage tank into the storm drain. :o

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Re: Using a grain bag for the mash......in the boil kettle.
« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2011, 10:33:20 AM »
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Re: Using a grain bag for the mash......in the boil kettle.
« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2011, 11:18:59 AM »
Yeah and lots of them are doing BIAB and not complaining of the weight. check out this  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lk5goLlq8nw

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Re: Using a grain bag for the mash......in the boil kettle.
« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2011, 11:30:02 AM »
Time is money glad I payed 40 bucks for my cooler b that looked like a lot of work to save 35 dollars IMO
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Re: Using a grain bag for the mash......in the boil kettle.
« Reply #25 on: November 19, 2011, 11:41:45 AM »
I think BIAB is a viable technique for smaller batches.  For 5 gal. or larger, it's more hassle than it's worth IMO.  To each their own...
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« Reply #26 on: November 19, 2011, 11:53:47 AM »
5 gal Dr Smurto Golden Ale this AM.
4 1/2 hrs from flame on to cleaned up.No hassle.

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Re: Using a grain bag for the mash......in the boil kettle.
« Reply #27 on: November 19, 2011, 12:19:01 PM »
4 1/2 hrs from flame on to cleaned up.No hassle.

Likewise for me and my cooler system.  There are a lot of ways to brew and people choose what works best for them.  For me, BIAB isn't a viable option.
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Re: Using a grain bag for the mash......in the boil kettle.
« Reply #28 on: November 19, 2011, 02:24:59 PM »
i have used biab for small batches. i usually only do 2 gal.  recently did my christmas weinachtsbier in 4 gallon. couldn't find the plug for the cooler and just set it through a stopper in one of my buckets as a mash tun (supply hose ;D)

i bought a rival roaster for 14 bucks  22 quart.  i am going to use this for a biab/mash set up. electric control for the mash, pull the bag out and put on to grate and rinse.  then crank up the temp.  should work great for 2 gallon batch.  i just will need to modify a wort cooler
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